Beacon Bistro Petoskey

4.5
16 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A new restaurant right downtown Petoskey. American cuisine, with a twist. Reservations available from 4pm-930pm. If reservations are full, feel free to walk in! We will try our best to accommodate you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 16 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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4.4
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BradV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ambience is a bit stark and loud, but the view is awesome and the food was excellent. Perhaps a couple more desert choices (only 2).

Very personable and attentive. All in all a nice experience and good value.

LM
LizM
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Creative, tasty food. Excellent service. Speciality drink quite pricey. Even at 50% capacity it is very loud.

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viplovetoeat
Northern MI
104 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the bar arrangement! It gets a bit noisy when more people arrive, but that’s all good. The food was very good. Four of us had pesto gnocchi, steak stroganoff, chicken scallopini and tuna ahi bowl. Portions were large but not too large. We all ate everything. Just have to mention that the chicken was overcooked but otherwise everyone’s meal was great. Nice wine and cocktail selection. Service was great by Joann! Prices were reasonable. Will definitely return!

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vipCheryll
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were exceptional. At the beginning the restaurant was a little too crowded and load, especially in Covid times. Once a couple of tables cleared it was much better!

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gelta
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food however the noise level was terrible; will make me reluctant to return

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly prepared food with freshest ingredients. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great location with beautiful view of Lake Michigan.

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vipjudyfoodie
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very loud! We could not carry on a conversation! All Waitresses were practically yelling! Crazy busy and I felt really claustrophobic! They also have a parchment for locals over everyone else. I’ve heard from several locals that they enjoy our patronage, but hate us “down staters”, and I felt that here! Food was ok but not fantastic. With that said, our bartender was incredibly great! Welcoming and mixed a fantastic drink!!! But why did we have to wait for a table for 20 minutes when we had a very specific reservation?

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vipchopy
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

New, they will get better, or!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Beautiful space and sunset view is amazing. Jalapeño margarita was lethal- not pleasant at all. Burning mouth and lips after one sip. Had to send back and the ordered a Diet Coke that had ZERO carbonation. Ordered the roasted squash salad which was not roasted, but steamed. Chicken on the salad was slightly pink inside but worst of all was their honey Greek yogurt dressing which was nothing more than milk, sugar and mint. Took the salad home, cooked the chicken more and used dressing from home. My husband’s beef stroganoff was lacking in flavor and beef. Noise level is high. Didn’t complain after the first drink because the waiter gave me the death stare. May try again in a few months after they have worked out the new restaurant kinks because Petoskey needs non-bar food alternatives.

JB
JudyB
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our new favorite in Petoskey. Our server, Peter, was truly one of the best I have had. Perfect timing, great suggestions, awesome updates and very cordial and personable. The food was HOT and well timed. We didn't feel rushed. The broccoli with carrot puree was so tasty and rich yet light. The whitefish spread was so yummy--great smokiness and creaminess and the crackers they give you are really different. I would go in there for just wine and spread. My husband had the salmon with a cherry glaze with these sautéed veggies he raved about. My stroganoff pappardelle was delicious!!! Tender steak and wonderful creamy mushroom sauce over what I think was homemade pasta. Truly delicious. It was a great view of the Bay but the only thing that was rough, was the noise. It got quite loud as the night went on. But--that won't stop us....we will be back!!!

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StephanieB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view was amazing as well as the food, cocktails and service. Definitely will return!

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PaulT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit since Beacon Bistro opened in Petoskey. We were very pleasantly surprised and definitely plan to go back soon. The food and flavors were amazing and service was top notch! The back room with the great view of Traverse Bay is beautiful and the food is amazing!

HJ
HeatherJ
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, vibe and service! We'll be going back for sure! The view is gorgeous.

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OkeeW
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Loved the atmosphere. The tune poké bowl was amazing and my husband really enjoyed his soup and beef stroganoff.

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NeileM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Delicious cocktails and very friendly and personable staff. Looking forward to our next visit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best flavors we’ve been served in a long time!

FAQs

Beacon Bistro Petoskey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 489-7999.

Beacon Bistro Petoskey is rated 4.5 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.